Monthly Archives: January 2011

Health Care Reform, Post 5: Access to Care

Is it possible that health care costs would decrease and not increase with better access to health care? Health Care Costs are Concentrated Costs are not equally distributed across the US population. From the Kaiser Family Foundation: While discussions about … Continue reading

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Heat Maps

This is cool charts #4. A heat map (sometimes spelled as a single word) is a two dimensional chart in which areas of the chart display some sort of color scale mapped to a scale level variable. The name is … Continue reading

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The Las Cruces Palette

Las Cruces has experienced high growth in the last 20 years, much of it occurring in the area where I live (east of I-25 and south of US-70) . Some of this area was BLM land as recently as 15 years ago. … Continue reading

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Golf Courses I have Known, Part 3

This is the third of a multi-part post on various golf courses that I have played over my 50 years of playing golf. Follow the links to Google Maps to see what these courses look like now. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Going Solar

I am increasingly discouraged about the environment. The clean-energy movement has stalled. The global warming-deniers are everywhere, even in New Mexico which provides the best possible environment for clean energy. We have abundant sunshine and abundant wind. New Mexico has … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform, Post 4: Malpractice & Tort Reform

One plank of the Republicans’ approach to Health Care Reform is Tort Reform. They claim that a major factor in increasing health care costs is unwarranted malpractice suits. There is no doubt that for certain medical specialties, malpractice insurance is very … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform, Post 3: A Well-Balanced Perspective on “Obamacare”

Here’s a great little video that explains what it is and isn’t. This was produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. So what do you think? Is a 3% rise in government spending worth improving the US’s low rankings in health … Continue reading

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